On February 18, the Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers held a regular-season matchup.Both teams put in a quality offensive and defensive performance.Despite the absence of James Harden, the 76ers showed a strong presence with Joel Embiid, Maxi and Harris leading the way.James Harden was out for 12 points in the 76ers’ comeback against the defending champions in the first half.The Bucks, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, built a 12-point lead in the second quarter.However, Maxie scored 14 straight points and Embidri had a strong outshot as the 76ers rallied to lead by eight at halftime.Embiid had 22 points and eight rebounds in the first half and Maxie added 16 points for the 76ers, who scored 45 points in the second quarter and outscored them by 11.The Sixers outscored Embiid, Maxie and Harris 12-5 in the second half to extend their lead to 15 points.Jrue Holiday exploded for consecutive points, leading the Bucks to close the gap.Philadelphia led by seven points heading into the final quarter.Giannis Antetokounmpo led his team on a 10-3 run in the fourth quarter to tie the game, and the two teams battled from there.Embiid scored eight points on a free throw in a row to give Philadelphia a four-point lead in the final minutes of the game.After the Bucks missed consecutive shots from distance, Maxie hit two free throws to give the 76ers a five-point lead to seal the win.Middleton missed a game-tying 3-pointer, and the 76ers completed a 12-point comeback to edge the defending champs 123-120.Embiid led the 76ers to a record-setting 42+12 win over the bucks.The tiger will do his work. 32+11+9!In the opening quarter, Jrue Holiday hit a free throw, Portis scored from long range, and Harris and Maxi responded by driving inside for six points.Giannis Antetokounmpo, Portis and Harris were in the penalty box, warra scored from long range, Embiid hit two straight long-range shots for 10 points, Middleton, Matthews and Ibaka scored from mid and long range.Embiid VS Giannis Antetokounmpo scored six straight points in the paint with Harris, Antetokounmpo dunked and Wigginton hit a free throw and scored six.Philadelphia trailed 24-27 after the first quarter.In the second quarter, Milton scored on a jumper, Korkmaz and Walla hit a 3-pointer, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Millsap in the paint, giannis antetokounmpo hit a free throw and scored five points.Embiid hit a free throw, Warra and Niang each made long-range baskets, Juletti scored four straight points and Portis burst for seven as the Bucks outscored them 19-6 to extend their lead to 12.Ibaka scored in the paint, Maxi went wild and scored 14 points in a row. Embiid and Juledi went on an 18-4 run to take the lead.Zhu Holiday, giannis antetokounmpo has scored in the box, for the Bucks to stop the bleeding.Embiid and Niang each scored five points to help Philadelphia extend its lead.The Bucks trailed 61-69 at halftime.In a rematch, Portis hit 1 of 2 free throws, Korkmaz hit 2 long-range shots, Giannis antetokounmpo scored on a single, Harris hit a floater and Maxi hit a free throw.Portis dunked, Embiid hit 2-and-1, and the 76ers went on a 12-5 run to extend their lead to 15.Antetokounmpo drove inside for a point, and Middleton made two free throws to bring the Bucks back to four.Embiid hit a jumper and Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton each hit 3-pointers as Milwaukee went on a 10-2 run to cut its lead to seven.Doc Rivers, request a time-out.Juholdi forced embiid inside to score, Warra responded with a 3-pointer, Harris dunked, Middleton, Niang hit a 3-pointer.Giannis antetokounmpo blocks Embiid, bucks calls timeout.Embiid hit a difficult fadeaway 3-pointer, Zhu Holiday stopped for a jumper, Embiid made two free throws, Zhu Holiday hit a 3-pointer.Middleton scored on a single, and Milton made a layup.Jrue Holiday hit the board and Green hit a jumper.Joo Holiday made 1 of 2 free throws, Niang scored on a floater, joo Holiday made 1 free throw.The Bucks trailed 93-100 after the third quarter.Last quarter decisive battle, Portis, Giannis antetokounmpo impact inside, each have 2 free throws, Niang long-range points, Vola difficult layup.The 76ers called a timeout, Middleton hit a floater, giannis antetokounmpo made a power play inside, and the Bucks went on a 10-3 run to tie the game.Harris hit a 2-and-1 to stabilize the game for Philadelphia.Giannis antetokounmpo hit a 3-pointer, Embiid responded with a 2-and-1. Giannis scored from midrange, and Jrue Holiday hit a long shot to give the Bucks a 2-point lead. Doc Rivers called a timeout.Giannis antetokounmpo scrambled inside to score, korkmaz made a layup, Embiid made a free throw, and Antetokounmpo hit a chase 3-pointer.With the Bucks up by four, Niang responded with a long shot.Milwaukee called timeout, embiid shot, Milwaukee missed consecutive shots, Embiid made a free throw, Giannis antetokounmpo missed.Maxie missed a layup, Middleton missed a miss.Jooholiday shot an airball, then fouled Embiid.Embiid hit two free throws during an 8-0 run that gave Philadelphia a four-point lead.With 42 seconds left, the Bucks called another timeout.Jrue Holiday missed a long shot, Giannis antetokounmpo made a jump shot, Middleton missed a long shot, Holiday got a rebound, Middleton dunked.Niang made one of two free throws and with the Bucks trailing 118-121, Budenholzer called for a timeout again.Middleton missed, Antetokounmpo fouled the rebound, maxi made two free throws.Antetokounmpo made a layup and Middleton missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Bucks a comeback in a 123-120 loss.76ers star Joel Embiid shot 14-of-21 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 from the free throw line in 37 minutes for a super double-double of 42 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and one steal.Embiid led the game with 67 percent shooting and led the team in rebounds and assists.Embiid, has achieved the full range of violence.Embiid was aggressive, getting to the free throw line more times than any other player in the game.Embiid showed a strong dominance in the paint, dominating the game with eight consecutive free throws in the deciding moments.It’s worth noting that Embiid also set six records in this game.1. Embiid tied Giannis Antetokounmpo for the league lead with his 19th 30-plus 10 game of the season.Embiid had 22 points and eight rebounds in the first half. Embiid has scored 20 points in 18 games this season, a league-leading streak.3. Embiid reached 1,000 assists in his career.Embiid is also the 10th frontcourt player in NBA history to reach 1,000 assists in his first 310 career games.Embiid has 358 career 3-pointers, passing Hollis Thompson (357) for ninth place on the franchise’s all-time list.Embiid had at least 40 points and 10 rebounds for the ninth time this season, second only to Wilt Chamberlain’s 18 at least 40 points and 10 rebounds in 1965-66.Embiid is tied for sixth with wilt chamberlain, who has scored 40+10+5 twice in his last three games, becoming only the second sixers player to do so, joining Wilt Chamberlain.Game 1 set a record of six, and I have to say, embiid did highlight this game.Embiid was perfect and arguably the best player of the game.The 76ers’ backcourt star finished with 19 points, two rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes, shooting 4-of-13 from the field, 1-of-5 from 3-point range and 10-of-10 from the free throw line.While scoring the team’s second-highest point, Maxie scored 14 straight points in the second quarter to help Philadelphia erase a 12-point deficit.Of note, Maxi also made two free throws in the decisive moments to help Philadelphia stay in the game.Maxie’s wild walk in the second quarter and a late free throw gave the 76ers the lead.Maxie scored 32 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one block in 39 minutes as Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo made 13 of 23 shots, 2 of 4 from 3-point range and 4 of 5 from free throw range.Giannis antetokounmpo led the team in rebounds on 57 percent shooting and led the game in assists and steals.Giannis antetokounmpo has been versatile offensively and defensively, and has been a strong player in tandem.Antetokounmpo’s play was the key to the Bucks’ 12-point lead.However, giannis antetokounmpo was unable to turn things around after the 76ers’ Joel Embiid went on the ramp-up and the 76ers scored multiple points.76ers: Embiid 42 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal, Harris 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, Niang 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Maxi 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists, Kerkmaz 13 points and 7 rebounds, Milton 6 points, 4 rebounds, Millsap 4 points and 4 rebounds.Bucks: Giannis antetokounmpo 32 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, Jrue Holiday 24 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, Middleton 19 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, Portis 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, Walla 18 points, 3 rebounds, Ibaka 5 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, Matthews 3 points, Wigginton 2 points, 5 rebounds.